Sony Ericsson TM506 Review by CNET

By: T-Marco August 26th, 2008

The Sony Ericsson TM506 marks a couple of “firsts” for T-Mobile. Not only is it the first Sony Ericsson to land at T-Mobile in several years, but also it’s the carrier’s first 3G cell phone since it launched its 3G network in May. Though it doesn’t offer a streaming media experience or a wireless music store, it does have a pleasant array of features and decent performance in a likeable design. Also, it’s an appealing alternative to the carrier’s existing 3G models. The TM506 will launch sometime in September; pricing was not available at the time of this writing but it should be less than $100 with a contract.

Product summary

The good: The Sony Ericsson TM506 has a sleek, easy-to-use design with a brilliant display. Its functional feature set includes world 3G support, a camera, a music player, and Assisted GPS.

The bad: The Sony Ericsson TM506′s external display is small with limited functionality. It supports only three GSM bands and the speakerphone quality is mediocre.

The bottom line: The Sony Ericsson TM506 has a couple of faults, but it’s broad 3G support and integrated GPS makes it a welcome addition to T-Mobile’s lineup.

Specifications: Band / mode: GSM 850/1800/1900 (Triband); Talk time: Up to 420 min; Combined with: With digital camera

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9 Responses to “Sony Ericsson TM506 Review by CNET”

  1. Jeff on August 26th, 2008 11:53 pm


    I personally am not a big fan of Cnet reviews. I personally think this will be a great phone, and sell very well.

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  4. Staci on January 15th, 2009 3:19 pm


    I like the fact that I can use this phone as a Modem for my laptop.
    Its a good little phone with lots of features.
    The camera works great.
    Navigating the settings can be a little tricky at first.
    The MP3 feature isn’t very good and the front screen doesn’t show the time unless you open it up first.
    Overall I like this phone but its not without faults

  5. Jennifer on March 19th, 2009 10:43 am


    You have to hit the volume toggle key on the side to get time and status display to show on the front. Not necessary to open the phone first.

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